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Dr Bronner's Castile Soap Cheat Sheet

Friday, 17 April 2015  | 

Dr Bronner's Castile Soap Cheat Sheet

Lisa BronnerMost of you will know that Dr Bronner's liquid soap is known as the 18 in 1 magic soap, but do you know what the 18 uses are?

Well courtesy of Lisa Bronner here is the Dr Bronner Castile Soap Dilution Cheat Sheet.

Body Uses:

  • FACE: 2-3 drops on wet hands, applied to wet face.
  • BODY: One small squirt on a wet washcloth, applied to a wet body.
  • HAIR: ½ Tbsp. in your hand, worked into wet hair, or dilute ½ Tbsp. in ½ a cup of water and work that into wet hair.
  • BATH: Completely depends upon water amount, but roughly 2 Tbsp. soap in an average sized tub. (Doesn’t bubble, but still cleanses)
  • SHAVING: Face – 10 drops; Underarms – 3 drops; Legs – ½ tsp; Work to a lather in wet hands and then apply to area.
  • TEETH: 1 drop on a toothbrush. (Yes, it tastes like soap.)
  • FOOT BATH: 1½ tsp. in a small tub of hot water.
  • CLEARING CONGESTION: 1 Tbsp. in a bowl of steamy hot water. Breathe in mist with a towel draped over the head.

Household Uses:

  • DISHES (HANDWASHING): Pre-dilute 1:10 with water. Squirt on a scrub brush and scrub dishes.
  • LAUNDRY: 1/3 -1/2 c. of soap for a large load in a normal washer. Add ½ c. vinegar to the rinse cycle. Use half of these amounts for HE.
  • MOPPING: ½ c. of soap in 3 gallons of hot water
  • ALL-PURPOSE CLEANING: ¼ c. soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. Add ¼ tsp. tea tree essential oil if desired.
  • WINDOWS: 1 Tbsp. soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. Follow up with pure club soda, or half vinegar/ half water.
  • TOILET: Predilute 1:4 with water in a squirt bottle. Add ¼ tsp. tea tree oil. Empty toilet, squirt bowl thoroughly, sprinkle baking soda on the brush, scrub bowl, let sit 10 minutes, turn water on, flush.

Household Uses:

  • FRUIT & VEGGIE RINSE: 1 dash (approx.. ¼ tsp.) in a bowl of water. Dunk produce and swish. Then rinse in clear water.
  • DOG WASHING: Amount varies widely depending on size, hair type and length, and overall dirtiness. I wet my dog thoroughly, then start to work in castile soap up and down their body until I have a good lather. Really massage it in down to the skin. Your dog will thank you for it.
  • PLANT SPRAY FOR BUGS: 1 Tbsp. in a quart of water. Add ½ tsp. cayenne pepper or cinnamon, if desired.
  • ANT SPRAY (NOT ON PLANTS): ¼ c. tea tree soap in a quart of water. (This concentration will burn plants).

To get yourself some of this fantastic multi-purpose soap, visit our Dr Bronner's Magic Soap store